New stadium to add affordable housing, landlords fight back, & more

By Austin Havens-Bowen | November 16, 2022 - 10:30AM

New York City reaches a deal to build the city's first professional soccer stadium in Queens, which will include 2,500 units of affordable housing (The New York Times)

Why small landlords in NYC are fighting for their right to evict tenants (Curbed)

A slowdown in the sales market reduces demand for townhouse renovations and lowers the cost of materials and labor, except in the luxury market (The Real Deal)

Arguments begin in a lawsuit against NYC over former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move homeless people from hotel rooms to back to congregate shelters (Gothamist)

The Department of City Planning releases a new map of NYC neighborhoods (press release)

An Airbnb co-founder launches Samara, a startup that builds net-zero tiny backyard houses (Fast Company)

Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. 

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